Tributes continue to flow for Dimopoulos

Federal transport minister and the Australian Logistics Council (ALC) praise the contribution of the late NTC boss to transport reform

February 12, 2013

Tributes have continued to flow for National Transport Commission (NTC) CEO Nick Dimopoulos, who passed away late last week.

Infrastructure and Transport Minister Anthony Albanese rose in Federal Parliament yesterday to cite Dimopoulos’s "major contribution" to the NTC and his commitment to improving transport safety and productivity. Dimopoulos had led the NTC since 2006.

"His dedication and professionalism will be sadly missed," Albanese says.

"The Commission plays a leading role in driving national transport regulatory reforms, and Nick’s leadership and guidance will be missed by ministers and officials from across the Commonwealth, states and territories."

Australian Logistics Council (ALC) Managing Director Michael Kilgariff says Dimopoulos played an instrumental role in developing national regulators for the heavy vehicle, rail and maritime sectors.

"Nick was a tireless advocate for transport reform in Australia and he brought to the task enormous determination, purpose and vision," he says.

"Importantly, he understood not only the economic benefits of reform, but also the social benefits which flow to all Australians.

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